||[Jul. 5th, 2007|06:57 pm]
Exploratorium. So Wednesday morning I packed up the Goat and took the worse flight I have ever had in my life.Late Tuesday night, David asked me if I would join him in San Francisco while he worked on his robot exhibit for the |
You folks that bitch about having to ride on an airplane with a baby can just suck my balls! It is way worse for the mother of the brat who is throwing an endless temper tantrum. Have you ever tried to break up a dog fight, or otherwise wrestle a wild animal with all of your body strength? That is what it is like to try to force an angry toddler to sit in your lap for any amount of time. I am covered in bruises from his protest. And I have never seen Zeno act like that. It was weird, and embarrassing.
When we finally arrived in SF, David's Exploratorium friends picked us up, and since we were hungry, thought we should go to "Junk Yard Barbecue", to which I replied "Is barbecue safe in San Francisco?". This was, in fact, a junk yard. A real junk yard. And through the maze of old rusty parts of anything from old irons to bicycles, we alas came to a hibachi with an assortment of gutter punks sittin' around, drinkin' "Blue Ribbon" (or the like) and cookin' dogs. It was an amazing experience. These guys were so hospitable. I didn't eat a dog, but I drank beer with these guys and did the junk yard scene for a while. I really loved it. Zeno went crazy. He was right at home there.
I think I will run away from home and live in a junk yard, where I can make stuff.
Zeno got his first spankin':
Exploratorium is really cool. If you ever have the chance you should go.
This afternoon, the "Film Diva" from the museum, gave me a special screening of the film (the museum's nice 16mm print) from 1905 "A Trip Down Market Street". Zeno and I had the whole theatre to ourselves, and watched this American treasure. A camera was mounted to a trolley and just went down the street. You see the chaos of no traffic lights, and cars, horse drawn buggies, bicycles, buses, and trolleys. The people are walking around in their fine clothing, and everyone is wearing a stylish hat. It was all I could do not to cry! You know the movie was filmed about 6 months or so before the Great Earthquake. If anyone is curious, I picked up a copy of the DVD from the museum shop. It has a centennial bonus feature where they took a camera to a modern trolley and went up the same Market Street path, and filmed it as it is today. I am excited to watch it!
Tonight, we are meeting up with David's crazy circus friends, the Exploratorium guy, and my high-school sweetheart Logan.